Asylum applications and refugees from Togo

1,865 people from Togo have fled in 2017 and applied for asylum in other countries. This corresponds to approximately 0.024% of all residents. The most destination countries hereof have been Italy, Germany and Brazil. Overall, 85 percent of the asylum applications have been rejected. The most successful have been the refugees in Ghana and in the United States.

A total of 355 people from Togo fled to Germany. With a total of 31 positive decisions 5.95 percent of all applications have been accepted.

In a second listing below you find the refugees, who came from foreign countries and made their appication in Togo.

Refugee countries by origin and destination

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Development of asylum applications from citizens from Togo 2000 to 2017

The top line represents the total number of asylum applications (first applications + reviews). Below there are the number of recognized refugees (green) and the rejected applications (red).

Asylum applications of refugees from Togo

The total number of initial and continuing applications refers to the year 2017. Please note that the number of decisions (acceptations or rejections) does not have to sum up with the number of applications, because there may still have been open cases from previous years. Also they dont have to be closed within the same calendar year. In addition, asylum procedures can also be closed, if the applicant disappeared or withdrew the application.


New Applications



Destination appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Italy 685252509.1 % 000
Germany 355314906.0 % 150240.0 %
Brazil 19100 000
France 169151419.6 % 134238521.3 %
United States 155281762.2 % 56172243.6 %
Belgium 80259021.7 % 3500
Switzerland 67211361.8 % 000
Canada 418561.5 % 500
Benin 2800 000
Mauritania 1600 000
Greece 1500 500
Senegal 900 000
Netherlands 900 000
Spain 800 000
South Korea 800 000
Morocco 800 000
Nigeria 600 000
Portugal 5050.0 % 000
Sweden 500 000
Luxembourg 500 000
Ghana 0310100.0 % 3000
Totals 1,8651841,01115.4 % 2804013123.4 %

Asylum applications of foreign refugees in Togo

Togo is not only a country from which many people escape. There are also refugees from other countries, who apply for asylum here and hope for a better future. Only in the year 2017 there have been 139 asylum applications from refugees of other countries. The most successful have been the refugees from Central Africa and from Ivory Coast.

New Applications



Origin appliedacceptedrejectedacceptance
Central Africa 956727.7 % 000
Turkey 1800 000
Ivory Coast 86737.6 % 000
Liberia 7070.0 % 000
Gabon 6050.0 % 000
Congo (Dem. Republic) 500 000
Mali 00150.0 % 000
Totals 139121726.5 % 000

National migrant stock from 1980 to 2015

In 2015 a total of 276,844 migrants lived in Togo. These are all residents who live permanently in the country but were born in another country. The amount includes granted refugees but no asylum seekers. The data are based on the results of censuses, as well as on estimates and projections of the United Nations Population Division.